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Southern Methodist Mustangs Favored by -8.5 Point Spread Against the Tulane Green Wave on Thursday

The Tulane Green Wave will look to improve on a 10-4 record on Thursday when they host the Southern Methodist Mustangs in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Tulane sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tulane Green Wave sit at 10-4 (4-5 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are currently 12-3 (5-4-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Tulane is 3-6 OU, and Southern Methodist is 4-6 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 171-ranked Tulane Green Wave and the No. 15-rated Southern Methodist Mustangs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tulane's No. 118-ranked offense, averaging 76.36 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 3 at 58.93 PPG. The Green Wave field goal percentage has averaged 46.16% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.52% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Mustangs and Bulls didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Florida was handed a 79-39 defeat on Sunday at Moody Coliseum-Dallas.

The Green Wave endured a 65-56 loss at the hands of the Golden Hurricane on Sunday, despite a 15-point effort from Cameron Reynolds at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulane
  • Tulane is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Tulane is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Tulane is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
  • Tulane is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Methodist at Cincinnati, Sunday, January 7th
Tulane at Memphis, Tuesday, January 9th